Centre for Comparative Literature School of Humanities, University of Hyderabad

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Ref: UH/SH/CCL/GF-2014/                                                                                                        Date: 01-04-2014

The Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Hyderabad, invites applications from eligible candidates for appointment as Guest Faculty during July-November 2014 for teaching compulsory/optional courses at the IMA (Integrated Masters) and MA levels. Those selected would be required to give an undertaking that they will honour their commitment for the whole semester before joining duty. Selected candidates are expected to participate in all activities of the Centre as well as take up responsibilities that may be assigned by the Director.

Courses Guest Faculty Positions Category
 “Comparative Indian Literature,” “Comparative Literature,”     04   OBC: 01
“Contemporary Approaches to Literature,” “Lyric Mode,” “Narrative
Mode,” “World Literatures: Colonial-Postcolonial Transactions,” SC: 01
“Cultural Studies,” “Translation Studies,” “Dissertation Writing,” ST: 01
“Language/Writing Skills,” “Comparative Literature and Methodology,” UR: 01
Criticism and Contemporary Theory,” etc.

Note:- The allotment of courses/workload will depend on available expertise as well as timetable exigencies.

Emolument: As per current University norms, Guest Faculty would be paid a consolidated monthly salary of Rs. 20,000/- for one course/4 hours per week or Rs. 30,000/- for two courses/8 hours per week. Also, as per F&A rules, 10% or 20%, respectively for those with and without PAN, may be deducted towards income tax, unless a certificate of exemption from a competent authority is submitted.

Qualification: Minimum qualification is 55% marks or an equivalent grade, from a recognized Indian/foreign University, in a postgraduate or equivalent degree in Comparative Literature OR in English/Indian Literatures OR in an allied discipline, like Cultural Studies or Translation Studies. Candidates with NET, teaching experience, scholarly publications in reputed journals/volumes and Ph.D./M.Phil. degrees in any of the above mentioned subjects would be preferred.

Application: Interested candidates are requested to post/submit their applications – along with 2 photographs, a detailed Curriculum Vitae and attested photocopies of all relevant certificates – in an envelope marked “Application for Guest Faculty: CCL” and addressed to: The Director, Centre for Comparative Literature, School of Humanities, University of Hyderabad, Dr. C.R. Rao Road, Central University P.O., Gachibowli, Hyderabad – 500046 on or before 21st (Monday) April 2014. While applications received after the due date will not be considered and the Centre/University will not be responsible for any postal delay, candidates may also email an advance copy of their applications to ccl@uohyd.ac.in, with copy to ansarimt@gmail.com.

Interview:Unless otherwise re-notified, the interviews for the Guest Faculty posts will be held at 11amon 28th (Monday) April 2014 at the Centre for Comparative Literature. No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview.

(Notification issued with the approval of the VC, as per orders dated 31-03-2014.)

Director, Centre for Comparative Literature

Researchers at Work Conference (RAW.CON 2014)

Centre for Comparative Literature
School of Humanities, University of Hyderabad, India
Researchers at Work Conference (RAW.CON 2014)
“Literature and Culture; Expanding Horizons: New Paradigms of Knowledge Production”

10 – 12 September, 2014
Hyderabad, India

RAW.CON or Researchers at Work Conference, in its fourth year, from the Centre for Comparative Literature, School of Humanities, University of Hyderabad, is a research initiative which broadly focuses on Literary and Cultural Studies. In the previous years, this conference looked at various issues of literatures, cultures and modernities. This year it proposes to explore new frontiers of knowledge production so as to understand how they contribute to research and analyses.
The idea of knowledge has been questioned profoundly from different positions, especially in a world where politics of identity asserts itself through various domains and what has been privileged as knowledge is called into question. Over time, knowledge has undergone major conceptual changes with various interventions and expansions. In addition, knowledge production in the recent times has altered its production, dissemination and reception in drastic ways. The everyday social, political and cultural identities are highly mediated by technologies. This mediation manifests itself in a broad range of circulatory practices which both dissolve and expand spatial, temporal and social boundaries, offering us new ways to represent the world. Knowledge production in contemporary world of ‘New Media’ visualizes identities through social networks and enlarges the concept of culture as a sphere of acceptance. The altered space and time juxtapose the material and the digital places, producing new forms of the ‘social’, while simultaneously renegotiating the political and social logics of local/global or private/public. It also augments the understanding of Culture and Literature as engaged in gaining historical knowledge to interpret contemporary situations.
Keeping all these as backdrop, RAW.CON 2014 calls for papers that connect new forms of knowledge, from all domains of literature and culture including ones that are mediated and facilitated by newer technologies, newer media, and newer modes of production. Terrains of textual making generating newer understandings through gender and queer, resistance literatures, texts through translation, dalit and minority writing, tribal literature, and, their possible interface with the available forms of technology will be focused upon.
Hence, RAW.CON 2014 seeks to raise questions such as how does ‘new media’ trigger and create new social phenomena. It intends to interpret the new-now that is mediated. What are the altered modes of communication, collaboration, and consumption of knowledge. How does it structure new forms of expression while transforming knowledge production and dissemination?
Abstracts are invited, but not limited to, the following areas:

* Historiography of Digitization
* Knowledge in Digital Domains
* Newspaper and Publishing
* Television, Advertisement, Photography
* Video as Text and Narrative
* Media, Intermedia and Interart
* Archiving Folk Art and Forms
* Translation and Knowledge Networks
* Sports and Performance Studies
* Gender and Sexuality
* Language and Ideology
* Margins and Popular Culture
* Dalit, Tribal, Minority Discourses
* Virtual Activism and Resistance
* New and Emerging Areas and Forms of Literatures

Last date for submission of abstracts : 30 June 2014
Intimation of selection : 15 July 2014
Submission of full papers : 31 August 2014
Abstract should be emailed to: raw.con2014@uohyd.ac.in
Further, please visit: http://profiles.uohyd.ac.in/raw-con-2014 or www.ccluoh.in

The conference is exclusively for full time or independent ‘research scholars’, thus graduate, post-graduate students, senior teachers are humbly requested not to apply.
Abstracts should be around 250-300 words in Microsoft word (.docx) format. No way it should cross 300 words. Please write your full name, institution, contact details and current programme/year/semester of research in the body of the mail.
Papers will be screened through blind peer review process. Authors will be intimated accordingly.

The conference committee may think of separate sessions to accommodate short films, documentaries, digital documentation and archival work in these areas by researchers. Proposals are invited and are subject to the approval of the advisory committee.
Shared accommodation and food will be arranged for outstation participants. The conference committee will think of a limited number of minimum travel allowances depending upon the availability of funds.

Once the conference over, we hope to publish selected papers either in hard or e-book format.
If the outstation participants are interested, the conference committee may arrange a city tour on Saturday, 13th September, 2014 to the few important places in Hyderabad.

raw.con2014@uohyd.ac.in * 040-2313-3350
http://profiles.uohyd.ac.in/raw-con-2014 * www.ccluoh.in